OUR SURGERY CENTER

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Our Surgery Center (GastroCare) is conveniently located right next door to Springfield Gastroenterology. Our helpful staff and knowledgeable physician will make your visit comfortable and informative. This center is fully accredited with Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and offers patients the benefit of the latest technology available. Gastro Care was developed to provide high quality patient care and patient convenience in mind. We look forward to serving you.

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SERVICES

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48 Hour Ph Testing
 

The Bravo reflux testing system evaluates the frequency and duration of acid reflux in order to better understand GERD symptoms.

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Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy

PEG is placement of a feeding tube through the skin of the abdomen directly into the stomach.

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Colonoscopy
 

A colonoscopy allows the physician to see things such as inflamed tissue, abnormal growths, and ulcers.

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Upper GI Endoscopy
(EGD)

A procedure that examines the esophagus, stomach and first portion of the small intestine using a long flexible tube with a camera.

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Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
 

A flexible sigmoidoscopy is an exam used to evaluate the lower part of the large intestine (colon).

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Hemorrhoidal Banding

A procedure in which the hemorrhoid is tied off at its base with rubber bands, cutting off the blood flow to the hemorrhoid.

GASTRO CARE FORMS

1

Complete following forms and bring them to your procedure:

2

Bring the following to your procedure:

  • Insurance Card

  • Driver's License

  • List of Your Current Medications

3

Additional helpful information prior to your procedure:

Read the following introduction to our practice:

NOTICE:

These forms are not required if you have already completed this information in the patient portal.

PHYSICIANS

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Dr. Challa Ajit, MD

Physician

Medical Director

Dr. Challa Ajit has been a practicing gastroenterologist in Springfield, Ohio for over 11 years and has a special passion for colon cancer prevention and treating various liver disorders. Dr. Challa is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He obtained his internship from Thomas Jefferson University and fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He is also a member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) from London, England. He has performed well over 20,000 procedures.

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Dr. Kumar Mukerjee, MD

Physician (procedures only)

Dr. Kumar Mukerjee has been a practicing gastroenterologist in Springfield for 44 years. He completed his fellowship in gastroenterology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Dr. Mukerjee enjoys practicing as a gastroenterologist because the nature of the field allows him to address and remedy widespread gastrointestinal issues that are pertinent to almost everyone at some point in their life. In addition, he takes sincere pride in performing endoscopic procedures. With every polyp he removes, he actively fights the fight to help prevent colon cancer.

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Dr. Darin Green, DO

Physician (procedures only)

Dr. Green is a board certified Proctologist who has been in practice since 1996. He did his undergraduate work at Wright State University and attended medical school at Ohio University. He did his internship and residency at Grandview Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. He is currently part of Providence Medical Group and has several satellite offices and colonoscopy privileges at multiple institutions and facilities. Dr. Green remains passionate about preventing colorectal cancer by performing quality colonoscopies as well as treating problems and diseases of the colon and rectum.

NURSES

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Tara, RN

Clinical Nurse Manager

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Miranda, RN

Nurse

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Jill, RN

Nurse

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Paige, RN

Nurse

ENDO TECHNICIANS

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Debra

Certified Endo Technician

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Adam

Certified Endo Technician

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Audrey

Endo Technician

FRONT DESK

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Joy

Front Desk Receptionist

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Audrey

Front Desk Receptionist

MANAGERS

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Judy

Administrator

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Barbara

Operations Manager

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Tara

Clinical Nurse Manager